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Programs

Tsai CITY programs offer diverse entry points to innovation and entrepreneurship, from drop-in sessions to multi-week, application-only programs. Whether you have a big idea you’re ready to build on or just want to explore the tools of innovation, we can help you get there. 

Get inspired with talks from leading innovators, community events like pitch slams and fail nights, and other low-stakes opportunities to connect. Learn a new skill in a workshop, or take a deep dive into a specific topic in a semester-long intensive. Build on an idea — whether it's a concept for a venture, nonprofit, or some other innovative project — in our venture development sequence of programs, from the Tsai CITY Launch Pad to our Accelerator and Summer Fellowship. Take a look at our current lineup of programs.

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Accelerator

Advance your venture: Tsai CITY’s Accelerator, which runs every fall and spring semester, guides students and teams with innovative ideas through the process of building effective organizations, projects, and ventures through workshops, mentorship, and funding.

Pathways
  • Civic Innovator Civic Innovator
  • Creative Creative
  • Entrepreneur Entrepreneur
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Launch Pad

Test and launch your venture: the Tsai CITY Launch Pad guides students and teams with innovative ideas through the process of developing their idea and preparing to prototype, through self-paced content, coaching, and community building. 

Pathways
  • Civic Innovator Civic Innovator
  • Creative Creative
  • Entrepreneur Entrepreneur
  • Explorer Explorer
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Pathways in Innovation

Join Joe Tsai as he explores innovation at Yale, through a series of interviews with student innovators.

Pathways
  • Civic Innovator Civic Innovator
  • Creative Creative
  • Entrepreneur Entrepreneur
  • Explorer Explorer
  • Intrapreneur Intrapreneur
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Summer Fellowship

Amplify your venture: The Tsai CITY Summer Fellowship is a multi-week, full-time accelerator to incubate new companies, nonprofits, and initiatives. The fellowship includes $15,000 for each team, along with a rigorous sequence of workshops, sprints, mentorship, coaching, and pitch opportunities.

Pathways
  • Civic Innovator Civic Innovator
  • Creative Creative
  • Entrepreneur Entrepreneur
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Venture Development Programs

Tsai CITY supports student teams developing ventures, nonprofits, and other projects through a series of cohort programs.

Pathways
  • Civic Innovator Civic Innovator
  • Creative Creative
  • Entrepreneur Entrepreneur
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Venture Project Associates

The Venture Project Associates Team is a team of students from Tsai CITY that can help grow or develop a part of your venture. Whether it's developing a brand guide, a new marketing strategy, or a new product, the Venture Project Associates Team can help!